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#1 2006-01-05 6:30pm

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1988 Brackens XL

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1988 Brackens XL

Brackens BMX bike, check out those extra gussets behind the bottom bracket.

I contacted you a few years ago regarding a Brackens BMX bike that I have since the early '90s. I only raced this bike for about 2 or 3 years before I stopped racing and let me tell you, it was a light, solid and quick bike. The cool thing about racing it was that no one else had a Brackens, and a lot ot people admired it because of the way it was constructed. Anyway, I told you that I would send you pictures one day, and well here they are. Here are the specs of the bike as it is today:

Frame & Forks:   Brackens XL
Handle Bars:       S&M Slam Bars
Grips:                 ODI Longnecks
Stem:                 TNT XL
Brake Lever:        Odyssey Pitbull II
Brake:                Odyssey Pitbull
Hubs:                 Revcore (sealed)
Rims:                 Sun Mistral
Tires:                  Haro Holeshot 20x1.9
Cranks & BB:      Redline 180 Flight, 45T Redline gear
Pedals:              Odyssey Triple Trap
Chain:                Pearl Izumi
Seat Post:          S&M
Seat Clamp:       TNT
Seat:                 San Marco
Headset:            Generic, taken from a 1990ish Haro Group 1c

Since it's been 10 or more years since I've worked on the bike, I plan on taking it apart to clean, polish and rebuild it.

Thank you,
Norberto Luis


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#2 2006-12-19 6:03pm

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Re: 1988 Brackens XL

i really like the look of the brackens frames. never got to ride one though.


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#3 2008-03-20 7:42pm

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Re: 1988 Brackens XL

I rode one a mate had; it was really quick out of the gate, and kinda felt a bit 'Robinson-ish'. It was always one I meant to get around to owning, but....

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#4 2008-04-17 5:44pm

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Re: 1988 Brackens XL

I know guys that would kill for those bars.  1st gen slams with the high cross bar and original stickers? are you kidding me?


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#5 2009-11-05 8:04am

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Re: 1988 Brackens XL

Just a stupid question.

You wouldnt want to sell it?

Guido

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#6 2010-08-28 8:35pm

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Re: 1988 Brackens XL

Cool bike to see.   during that same time period, when I raced, 1989-1991, there was a kid that showed up at the track and raced it once.  He was bragging that he paid $1000 in build this bike.  He had Flights on it and everything.  He claimed that it weighed 25 pounds.

He went around the track and wrecked and broke his leg.  He left in the ambulance, and his bike was still there.   I forget what happened, but I am sure he got it back.  Everyone wanted to take it around the track for a spin - since he talked so highly of it....


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#7 2012-05-01 9:09am

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Re: 1988 Brackens XL

Wow! It's been a while since I posted this. Came across it again yesterday. I am planning on restoring it once again. And kissbmx, if you're still on here, I'm not ready to sell it smile
I think I may pass it on to my son.

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#8 2013-11-22 5:59am

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Re: 1988 Brackens XL

Love this! cool


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